The Assistant Pastor of The Kings Dome branch of The Fountain of Life Church, Egbeda, Pastor Esther Briggs, has charged believers in Christ to embrace evangelism because that is the heartbeat of God.
The charge came while she admonished worshippers at the July 20 Thursday Showers held at the main auditorium of The Fountain of Life Church (TFOLC), Ilupeju, Lagos.
Pastor Esther Briggs taught that Christians need to understand that soul-winning is a duty for them as saved and righteous ones, adding that it is wise.
She said, “Soul winning is the heartbeat of God, and there is joy in heaven. whenever a soul is won to God’s Kingdom”.
Pastor Esther further read 2 Corinthians 10:4-5, Ephesians 5:15-18, Proverbs 11:30, Proverbs 3:30, 35, and Matthew 6:33 to note that one of the ways to gain wisdom is through soul winning, with the addition that worship, praise, and God’s Word are weapons believers can use to achieve that.
She added, “When it comes to wisdom, there are requirements, and the easiest way to access wisdom is through soul-winning.
“The only reason we are here as Christians is to win souls into the kingdom. We must always be equipped, and our only weapons are worship, praise, and the Word of God. What do we do with the weapons we have at hand? How many souls have been won through us”?
Reading from I Corinthians 9:19-23, Isaiah 60:1, Daniel 12:3, Isaiah 52:7, Matthew 6:33, and Mark 16:20, the clergywoman opined that there are boundless rewards for winning souls and living righteously, noting that when believers genuinely seek God and do His will, they will never lack for anything.
According to her, soul-winning makes one a star, makes one wise, protects one’s feet with a beautiful spiritual boot, guarantees supernatural provision and prosperity, commits God to work on one’s behalf, always confirms His word and guarantees access to God’s manifest presence.
Citing examples of how to win souls, Pastor Esther Briggs noted that using one’s testimony, using tracts, paying for fellow commuters’ transportation fare, praying and reaching out are ways to win souls to God’s Kingdom.
She said, “He that wins souls will shine like stars. God wants us to win souls as it is getting darker and closer. God wants us to live righteously and understands the times and seasons, taking advantage, being sensitive and walking in the Spirit to know His will. God wants us to be wise, and wise people chase after winning souls”.
She further admonished her listeners to maximize the wisdom that God has given them to win souls, thereby advancing God’s kingdom, adding that that brings Him joy.
Pastor Esther Briggs also encouraged worshippers to ask God for grace, passion, and desire for souls.